Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson
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Martin R. Wilson joined the CalChamber in October 2011. He oversees all the CalChamber’s public affairs activities and campaign, including the Public Affairs Council, a political advisory committee made up of the CalChamber’s major members; its candidate recruitment and support program; and its political action committees: ChamberPAC, which supports pro-jobs candidates and legislators, and CalBusPAC, which qualifies, supports and/or opposes ballot initiatives. He also serves as the CalChamber liaison to JobsPAC, an employer-based independent expenditure committee that supports pro-jobs candidates. He graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in history. See full bio.
Marty Wilson

Politics During a Pandemic Leads to Victories for GOP Candidates

California held two runoff special elections on May 12 that produced lopsided wins for the Republican candidates in districts where voter registration, at least...

California Primary Election: An Initial Review of Results

California’s grand political experiment to become relevant in the Democratic presidential primary process appears to have worked. With California as a Super Tuesday state, California...

Application Period Now Open to Apply for 2020 Redistricting Commission

Business owners, business leaders and their employees have a unique once-in-a-decade opportunity to make their voices heard on how California is represented both in...

Citizens Redistricting Process Begins Soon; Apply Online to Help Shape State’s Future

A little known and often forgotten truth is that not all political change in California comes via the ballot box. Once a decade, the demographers...

California Leads Presidential Election Landscape in 2020

California voters have achieved a new milestone: the distinction of being an early presidential primary state due to the Legislature moving the date up...
2019 Legislative Freshman

Newly Elected State Legislators Make Debut at CalChamber Public Affairs Conference Panels Examine Mid-Terms,...

An opportunity to get better acquainted with members of the 2019 legislative freshman class was among the agenda items at the California Chamber of...

Special Elections Set in Three Los Angeles County Assembly Districts

Election Day will come early for voters in three Los Angeles County-based Assembly districts due to year-end resignations. Assembly District (AD) 39, formerly represented...

CalChamber Survey: California Voters Cite Roads, Jobs, Housing as Top Concerns

View PowerPoint Sideshow The Second Annual CalChamber Survey, released this week, indicates that the state's voters believe there are some homegrown issues that deserve the...

Vote Count Continuing: Moderate Dems Expand as Super Majority Returns to Assembly

An old saying, “It’s all over but the shouting” doesn’t necessarily apply to the final outcomes in a number of California legislative and congressional...

A Look at Tuesday Night’s Legislative Results—Counting Continues

In looking at the results from Tuesday’s California primary in Democratic open seats, we can say preliminarily that the outcomes look very positive for...

Long-Term Implications for California Employers in Down-Ticket Legislative Contests

A barn burner of a contest between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has generated a lot of national media interest in Tuesday’s California...

2015 Public Affairs Conference Day Two: Data Security, Presidential Race, Reform Priorities

Federal data breach legislation, firsthand coverage of the race for the White House, policy reform priorities for 2016, and a second year legislative session preview were all covered Wednesday...

2015 Fall Public Affairs Conference Day One Recap: Insights and Predictions

Lest Californians forget, 2016 is an election year and yesterday at the first day of the California Chamber of Commerce 2015 Fall Public Affairs...

Pundit, Pollster Frank Luntz to Speak at Fall Public Affairs Conference

Assessing the victories and setbacks of the first half of the 2015–16 California legislative session, plus forecasting the priorities for the second half, will...

Pro-Jobs, Ed Reform Candidate Steve Glazer Wins Senate Run-Off in East Bay Race

Steve Glazer, mayor of Orinda, emerged as the victor in the runoff race in an East San Francisco Bay Senate race defeating Assemblymember Susan...

Pro-Jobs Candidates Gain Victories in November Legislative Races

Business groups scored significant wins Tuesday night in a number of hotly contested and very competitive legislative races from around the state. Candidates from...